A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6791 East, latitude 23.6574 North, depth = 15.09 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:22:53 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 12:22:53 / November 11, 2017 @ 12:22 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000blzs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000blzs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.09 km (9 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Tainan, Yujing. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SW of Lugu, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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